Recover Integrity: Blog

We're trying to map out spirituality. I like to kind of place it within the realm of a person.    How do I interface with spirit? Where's my spirit? What was going on with me?    There are a few terms that are helpful. Some I talked about in previous videos.  The Higher Self and Ego Self: Part of the Psyche There's a higher self that’s more of a rational observer mind. The part that knows and seeks the good.    And there...

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Whenever I talk about spirituality, it's important not to confuse the map with the territory.    So when we're using language to talk about spirituality--spirituality is not going to be captured by the language. The language is a map that allows one to begin to sort of navigate or get a foothold in the reality of spirit.  What is the Higher Self? One term that's used by my mentor, Rabbi Mordecai Finley, is he talks about the Higher Self....

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As a spiritual counselor, I'm left with the difficult task of trying to put words to communicate the ineffable. Because, at its base, spirituality is not something that can be prescribed or something that can be contained by definitions.    However, if we want to try to talk about spirituality, we have to do our best to point people towards the ineffable...

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If I'm being honest and I'm looking at what it means to be getting sober or being in an early recovery in the middle of COVID, I have no idea. I know that there are a lot more challenges than there used to be.  Isolation vs. Human Connection There's something about community and human connection that, in my mind, is fundamental and instrumental in the transformational process of going from somebody who's in an addicted state to...

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I find it fascinating. We are living in COVID time. I wonder, if this ever ends, we will be looking back and be like, whoa, COVID time...

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There is an idea just popularized--but has been around for thirty year--that congealed into a little phrase that I hear all the time. And it just sort of dawned on me--I did not use to hear that ten years ago when I was working in treatment and recovery.    You will hear therapists, clinicians, and facilitators at treatment programs or in transformational programs talk about “being in your body”.    Growing up, I do not remember hearing that phrase...

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